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Sex and storage affect cholinesterase activity in blood plasma of Japanese quail

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Freezing at -25?C had confounding effects on cholinesterase (ChE) activity in blood plasma from breeding female quail, but did not affect ChE activity in plasma from males. Plasma ChE activity of control females increased consistently during 28 days of storage while both carbamate- and cidrotophos-inhibited ChE decreased. Refrigeration of plasma at 4?C for 2 days had little effect of ChE activity. Plasma ChE activity was averaged about 34% higher in breeding males than in females. Extreme caution should be exercised in use of blood plasma for evaluation of anti ChE exposure in free-living birds.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sex and storage affect cholinesterase activity in blood plasma of Japanese quail
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
25
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
580-585
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
580
Last page:
585